God’s Love

“Be Thankful It Hurts”

Filed in Encouragement, God's Love, Suffering by on January 6, 2014 6 Comments
“Be Thankful It Hurts”

“Can you feel this?” The surgeon took a needle and pricked each of my finger tips. “Only my thumb. Ouch, by the way.” I scooted closer to the edge of the examination table and crinkled the paper lining. “Well Shannon,” Dr. Maxwell replied. “After seeing both the MRI and how quickly you’ve lost feeling in […]

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How Much Service Pleases the Lord?

Filed in God's Love by on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
How Much Service Pleases the Lord?

I laid down my book after reading the same paragraph half a dozen times and decided to try and get to the restroom without help. My twenty-three-year old spine revolted and shot pain down both legs and refused to cooperate. Humiliation came as quick as my tears and I called my best friend to bring […]

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5 Ways the Father Loves

Filed in God's Love, Parenting, Prayer by on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
5 Ways the Father Loves

“Maddie, get your book bag,” my husband said in his let’s-get-moving-because-we’re-late voice. “Time to pray.” I grabbed two familiar hands, squeezed them both and bowed my head. As my husband began to pray, Maddie let go of my hand, entwined her arm around mine, leaned into me hard and began to squirm. I opened one […]

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